Great walking distance to shops, the Beach, playground, Kew Gardens, Eating, Bakeries and a pretty fun trolley ride down Queen Street. Super fast to downtown Toronto via the Gardner Expressway - 10 minutes tops. But with a one and a half year old there was plenty to do without going far. No other B and B's were this close.
As for the actual Bed and Breakfast, it seems Enid is taking into account the 'Constructive' Critisism written on this site. Happy to say there were absolutely no bed bugs in the 'Wonderland Room.' The sheets and towels were smelling sweet and clean. The room is rough around the edges (carpet needs ripping out and the kitchenette desperately needs updating)...BUT during our three night stay Enid was in action hiring a Cleaner in the main house to empty out her closets and clutter, as well she had two new refridgerators being installed - one for the main house and one for our kitchenette - so I assume in the future she will be cleaning out the Wonderland Room as well. We had a tour of the "Jungle Room" which looked FABULOUS. It was clean of trinkets and was odourless. An electrician was updating the one-hundred year old lighting outside our door, and the front entry way was being re-paved.
Fresh fruit for breakfast, fresh raisin bread or multi-grain bread each morning with jam and butter, coffee or tea. The best thing really was the spirit of the home itself, which is not your typical Victorian B & B. The garden walkway greeted our daughter each morning - she was able to use our private entrance to run around outdoors in the secluded yard amongst birds and squirrels and raccoons (its Toronto - 'coons are the norm) and throw stones in the pond amongst the fairies. The garden was lit up at night with blue and white lights...Beautiful. Enid provided our child with plenty of things to play with during our breakfast, and we enjoyed getting to know about her written and artistic endeavours.
This place is for the more adventuresome and seasoned travellers who can handle the oddities of different lifestyles and want a unique experience. Get a hotel if you have predictable standards.
Oh yes. Parking on the street. Free for all three nights.
- Also Known As:
- Beaches b&b
- Beaches Hotel Toronto